b. c.1964, USA. This teetotal, drug-free rapper, who recorded his debut album for EastWest Records in 1994, reminded many critics of the old school rappers of the Bronx, New York. Concentrating on the African-American experience as postulated by Afrika Bambaataa and others, his 1994 debut album, Makin’ Moves, was marred by inferior production and a lack of musical dexterity. Many of his melancholy raps, which included subjects such as the difficulty of getting started in the rap business (though he was still only 19), were effective narratives reminiscent of the work of Leaders Of The New School and other rappers retreating to rap’s 70s beginnings for inspiration.
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